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What’s New: Poetry on the line

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Phone-A-Poem-Exhibition, Lamont Library, Woodberry Poetry Room. Photo by Enrique Diaz.A story in this week’s Harvard Gazette covers a new exhibition at the Woodberry Poetry Room called PHONE-A-POEM: A Selection of Archival & Newly-Commissioned Answering Machine Poems. Started in 1976 by Cambridge poet Peter Payack, for 25 years Phone-a-Poem offered callers recorded poems from the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Denise Levertov, or Donald Hall. Visitors to the exhibition can recreate the experience of listening to these archival recordings on vintage-style handsets, as well as to 15 newly commissioned poems.

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